This peanut butter is excellent and has some flax seeds for added health benefits. The flaxseed and peanut butter tastes great. It’s my new favorite peanut butter. I got this at the Trader Joes in Folsom, CA.
It has 9 grams of protein and some fat. I think all peanut butter has fat in it. But the added bonus here is extra protein. I love this!
This chocolate is divine. If you have not yet experienced the salt and sweetness of this type of chocolate you should check it out soon. I bought this Chocolove chocolate bar at the local health food store for about $2.69. You can get it at Orchard Nutrition in Redding, California. I am sure many health food stores carry it.
This particular one has almonds too, which are my favorite with dark chocolate.
Recently, while browsing, at That Kitchen Place, I came across Wilson professional icing / food colorings.
I will never go back to regular food coloring bought over the counter. They have such a wide array of colors, and you do not have to bother with mixing because you have most what you need. There is even a brown.
In addition, they last surprising long, as it only takes a tiny portion to add vibrant color to your icing, for instance. Here are pictures of the box, Wilson Icing Colors. Also pictures of some of the colors, and what we did with the icing we used the dyes in.
This is great tea. Lately I have been making green tea as sun tea and ice tea, but the other day I decided that I would try something with no caffeine. I bought it at Trader Joe’s and it was around $2.50 I think even less.
I used five bags in a big jug, and set it in the sun for a few hours. The color is wonderful and the taste is ever so light.If you do not have time to set tea in the sun, or there is no sun, then you can boil water, and let it cool briefly. After that add the tea bags, and cool, and add ice, or refrigerate.
This pesto was delicious. I bought it a couple weeks ago at our favorite local grocery store Tops Super Market. It was approximately $5.00, which was less than the cost to make the pesto myself. Plus, pesto sauces, can be a bit tedious with all the peeling of garlic, and also trimming the stems off the basil. Besides, have you noticed the price of olive oil lately?
I just boiled some of my favorite pasta, then drained it, and then put it in a bowl and added a couple tablespoons of the Pest Fresca and wham ! lunch or dinner is served. This is nice also because it is in a jar, and will last longer than some of those other premade refrigerated pesto sauces.
Did you check engine light come on? This electronic code reader can help you identify why the check engine light is going on. It will tell you what area of the engine may need to be repaired. It also resets the code.
Actron CP9550 Pocket Scan Plus OBD II and CAN Code Reader by Actron
- Reads and displays MIL (malfunction indicator light) status and I/M monitors.
- Compatible with ALL 1996 and newer vehicles.
- Automatically reads diagnostic trouble codes.
- Reads and displays OBD-II generic diagnostic trouble codes and definitions, as well as pending codes.
- Reads and displays MIL status, I/M monitors, pending codes, freeze frame data, and VIN ID numbers.
This blue cheese type dressing is delicious. If you are trying to cut back on the fat and calories, but still want a creamy dressing and no artificial flavors, this might be the dressing for you. It is a yogurt based dressing so it’s a bit tangier than other blue cheese dressings. It is also very light in comparison to some other heavier blue cheese dressings.
I have been trying different olive oils lately. I found this at Safeway on sale one day for around $10.00. We love it! I have been cooking everything with it. I will be purchasing this olive oil in the future.
Spain and Italy are known for their olive oil’s but California is becoming more well known for the olives and olive oil. If you have a chance, stop at one of the Olive markets, or gourmet shops off of Interstate 5 in northern California. You will find all kinds of gourmet specialty items.
Below is the California Olive Ranch’s website.
|Red tulip under a tree.|
So the tree was actually planted in mid 1970’s, so it’s a bit older than I had estimated before. I guess they were not thinking how large the tree would grow. The tree now completely overshadows the tulip along with the trail that the tulip is planted near. We had to change the path of the trail because the tree got so big. I glanced over at the tree yesterday and saw some red under the tree. So I ventured closer and low and behold, my favorite flower, a single tulip.
|Single tulip under the tree.|
|Love this red tulip shot with the tree branches and moss.|
|For this shot I was also under the tree and camera held low.|
I love to steam vegetables and this stainless steel steamer with rubber feet is perfect. It won’t harm your stainless steel pans, or your teflon either. Cute and handy this steamer will steam your vegetables just right.
I got this particular steamer at That Kitchen Place in Redding, California. Which coincidentally is also my favorite store in Redding. They have anything and everything that you need for your kitchen.